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Dec 24, 2012 5:30am PST
>> the u.n. envoy to syria holds talks with president bashar al- assad and hopes to find a solution to end the violence. hello. the other top stories from al jazeera -- another insider attack in afghanistan. the u.s. contractor is killed. plus -- india's prime minister appeals for calm after a second day of violent street protests. plus, bringing life to the desert. qatar brings ca hopes for those struggling to grow their own food. syria's president bashar al- assad says his government will do whatever it can to end the crisis in syria. his comments on state tv followed a meeting of the u.n. peace envoy to syria lakdar brahimi. he also says he is cooperating with lakdar brahimi, who is on a two-day visit. it coincides with a missile strike. scores of civilians killed in the attack. in the northern city of aleppo rebel fighters say they captured a military base. russia's foreign minister says he received guarantees from president assad he will not use chemical weapons against rebels. >> i met president assad and we exchanged views on the next steps that can be taken to move forward.
Dec 24, 2012 2:30pm PST
captioning institute >> u.n. peace envoy brahimi hosting talks and he called the scale of the conflict worrying. >> this comes after a deadly air strike on sunday at least 60 people killed in a bakery. the government denies they are behind the attack saying it was the work of terrorists. >> rejecting international concern that they may use chemical weapons. >> yet another meeting in no solution. talks between brahimi and al assad ending with an exchange of views on the future. he said he set out his position on things. he explained to the syrian president his point of view on how to help the syrian people. the u.n. special envoy expressed concern that the continued fighting. the conflict in syria will continue into the new year. dozens were killed on sunday alone in central syria. army planes apparently bombing people waiting for food outside a bakery. rebels accused the regime of taking anger out on them. there had been increasing concern that they could use chemical weapons to hold on to power. the government refuses they would use chemical weapons. >> they will never
Dec 23, 2012 4:00pm PST
>> panic and terror as dozens are killed in central syria. the attack happened as the u.n.'s arab league mediator lakhdar brahimi arrived for more talks. hello. this is al jazeera, live from london. also coming up -- protesters take to the streets in the thousands over a brutal gang rape. after weeks of suspense, mario monti said he will not run for reelection. but he could lead of future italian government. and the head of the u.s. gold lobby goes on -- the u.s. gun lobby goes on television to defend his position that guns should be in every school. and trouble in south africa. hello there. welcome to the program. all they were trying to do was buy bread. it turned into a tragedy in central syria. dozens of people are reported to have died when the bakery they were queuing at was destroyed. the un envoy arrived in syria for more talks. we have this. >> panic, chaos, anger. this is the aftermath of what the opposition says was an air strike carried out by a syrian fighter jet. those killed and wounded were queueing outside a bakery. only five days ago, this area was under the cont
Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm PST
as well as l u b n a to please come on up and receive and just again, thank you very much for your work in the film festival and l u b n a for the wonderful leader ship that you have and devise that you are giving to he to run a vibrant culture center and i hopey that you are able to get a larger cultural center is because the population is going and i hopey that we are able to get you a larger cultural center and get you the resources that you need to run the cultural and art programs and so on behalf of the city l u b n a and jeff this is our arab heritage month celebration proclimation. (applause). and go giants: enjoy everybody.. >> thank you mr. mayor. (applause). . >> yeah, mayorly thank you very much for the letting us use your house here tonight and letting -- we really appreciate it we know that you ran from the game to get here and so we really appreciate your commitment to our community and we are happy that you are here to celebrate this momentous day with us. we have an awesome community here, we are here to celebrate the awesomeness of our community the dedication of
Dec 30, 2012 6:30am EST
been -- he had the big mo going in. best political theater u. n. ambassador susan rice spinning the benghazi attack. she ended the soap opera with letter withdrawing from her petition for the united states. >> that's the worst? worst is my friend clint eastwood. in the empty chair. >> now wait a minute. >> brought it out -- >> a lot of people liked that. >> it was okay -- i mean it was interesting. >> not good -- >> it blotted out all the film of the great things mitt had done. >> eleanor? >> that's right. okay worst political theater i'm more serious. the senate republicans voting down the u. n. treaty on people with disabilities after senator bob dole made an appearance pleading for passage in his wheelchair. and they just ignore -- they set a low and they ignored him. >> susan? >> i'm going to say again the fiscal cliff because fun the watch but frightening for taxpayers and damaging -- >> ence. if you can cover this up. >> i can guarantee -- >> i agree with -- i agree with you. the fiscal cliff is the worst -- i mean they know what they got to do. they just don't want to do
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
." president obama on his own u.n. bams dorr. >> i was clear that susan has been an outstanding u.n. ambassador for the united states. she appeared on a number of television shows that she and we understood could to be the best information at the time. >>> before we get to the next guest congressman let's take a look back at the unfoldings of the obama administration narrative on benghazi. >> i want to take a moment to address the video circulating on the internet that has led to these protests. >> it is in response to a video. >> it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo as a consequence of the video. >> sure, they can keep saying it was a video, but let's call it what it was. another attack on innocent americans by al qaeda. >> we are still doing an investigation. there will be different circumstances in different countries. i don't want to speak to something until we have all of the information. >> oh, now we do an investigation? shauven smith one of four americans killed in benghazi with a management officer. his mother is infuriated with information he is receiving
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Dec 27, 2012 10:00am PST
with former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john bolton how and why these officials still have their jobs. gregg: just four days to the new year and potentially the fiscal cliff so far little to know progress reported in making a deal to avert across the board tax hikes for 90% of the american households. it's been 10 days since the president and the speaker held any substantial face-to-face meetings. is time up or is it still possible for both sides to reach a last minute deal? let's put the question to byron york of the "washington examiner". too late or, gosh, maybe this is so easy you can wait until the last minute? >> i guess it depends whether you believe in miracles, gregg. gregg: i don't. >> the only thing that is really happening is the days are ticking by. i think what we've got is, you go first situation here. remember, after the so-called plan b failed in the house, john boehner, speaker of the house said, look, it's up to the senate. we'll not do anything more. we already passed a bill a while back that would extend bush tax cuts for everybody. it is up to the senate to do something
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
in the lives. >> the news agency is reporting that the u.n. is pulling nonessential staff from the central african republic, the have already seized at least 10 towns in the north of the country. the protesters threw rocks and tore down the french flag. nelson mandela has been discharged after spending 18 days in hospital. the 94-year-old will continue to receive treatment at home until he fully recovers. he was being treated for lung infection and gallstones. u.s. president george h. w. bush has been moved to an intensive care unit, the 8-year-old suffering from a fever that has worsened. a spokesperson says he is in guarded condition but is alert and able to converse with medical staff. the suicide bomber has killed three people at a u.s. base in afghanistan. if the explosion happened at the operating base. have that giant palo? you through the top stories. egypt's opposition will continue to protest against what it is calling a fraudulent referendum. the president says he knows he has made mistakes but now's the time for national unity. a bombing raid has reportedly killed 20 people. an
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend together. it will be delicious. when i could, i will try to make healthy meals with fresh ingredients, whatever is in season and local. those juicy, fresh tomatoes will take about an hour to cook down into a nice sauce. this is a good time to make our fish stock. we will take a step that seems like trash and boil it up in water and make a delicious and they speed up my parents were great clerics, and we had wonderful food. family dinners are very important. any chance you can sit down together and have a meal together, it is great communal atmosphere. one of the things i like the most is the opportunity to be creative. hello. anybody with sets their mind to it can cut. always nice to start chopping some vegetables and x and the delicious. all this double in view is this broth with g
Dec 25, 2012 4:00pm PST
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Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
intention. >> jon: having worked at the u.n., what do you think of that explanation? >> i have seen the u.n. ambassador's deck. there is classified computer on that desk. i know she has entire staff that is geared toward intelligence gathering. to is suggest she was handed talking points at the end of the process and just repeat these is bold faced live. she watches on the classified system how the points of are developed. she knows what is supposed to be fact or what we're thinking is fact. so to suggest at the end of the day that this was about the youtube video a flat out lie and wasn't held accountable for weeks. >> next on news watch, tragic shootings and how the media reacted. >> the sandy hook school massacre, aurora, colorado shootings, the killing of trayvon martin. all three getting major media attention. was the coverage guided by a liberal agenda? that is next on news watch. >>> live from america news huardz, i'm arthel nevil. it's down to the wire for fiscal cliff deal. lawmakers are trying to draft a plan under the deadline. president obama says he is optimistic they will come
Dec 30, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> first of all, i think i was very clear throughout, that susan has been an outstanding u.n. ambassador for the united states. she appeared on a number of television shows, reporting what she and we understood to be the best information at the time. this was a politically motivated attack on her. i mean of all the people in my national security team, she probably had the least to do with anything that happened in benghazi. why she was targeted individually for the kind of attacks that she was subjected to, is, it was puzzling to me. and i was very clear in the days after those attacks, that they weren't acceptable. so you know, the good thing is that i think she will continue to serve at the u.n. and do an outstanding job. and i think that most americans recognize that these were largely politically motivated attacks as opposed to being justified. >> you have another series of cabinet choices to make. former senator chuck hagel has come under criticism for some comments he's made, including about a former ambassador nominee during the clinton years. that being gay was an inhibiting fact
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
of all, i think i was very clear throughout that susan has been an outstanding u.n. ambassador for the united states. she appeared on a number of television shows reporting what she and we understood to be the best information at the time. this was a politically motivated attack on her. i mean, of all the people in my national security team, she probably had the least to do with anything that happened in benghazi. why she was targeted individually for the kind of attacks that she was subjected to is -- was puzzling to me, and i was very clear in the days after those attacks that they weren't acceptable. so, you know, the good thing is that i think she will continue to serve at the u.n. and do an outstanding job. and i think that most americans recognize that these were largely politically motivated attacks as opposed to being justified. >> you have another series of cabinet choices to make. former senator chuck hagel has come under criticism for comments he made including about a former ambassador nominee during the clinton years that being gay was an inhibiting factor to being
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
his grandmother, then committed suicide. the u.n. and arab league's envoy to syria, brahimi, left damascus after a short meeting on monday. he met with assad and urged him together to come together. the iraqi province of anbar -- the demonstrators are accusing it of sectarian mistrust in the country. the iraqi government is discriminating against sunnis. >> it is clear cut imbalance in the government and in addition to the human rights, we are weakened, now even offered to our people in four provinces, a normal life and then to be as a sunni, you are considered by the government a terrorist, loyalists, you name it. to be a sunni, many -- that the sunni community unfortunately being discommunicated and are facing intolerable -- from the security forces. >> it looks as though venezuela's president hugo chavez won't be home for christmas. he is recovering from cancer surgery in cuba. many fear he won't be home in time to be sworn in for a third term on january 10. >> a week ago, they were atrade their leader might not survive after a complex cancer nation cuba, but on the eve of chri
Dec 30, 2012 4:30am PST
for more than a month now. >>> the u.n. arab league envoy for syria says the situation in the war torn country is getting worse by the day. this weekend may be proving him right. opposition activists say at least 397 people were killed across syria yesterday alone. if true, it would be the deadliest day yet in almost two years of civil war. the opization says more than 200 of those killed were captured and executed by syrian government forces following a battle. >>> more news at the top of the hour when cnn sunday morning continues. but first "sanjay gupta md" starts now. [ sirens ] >> this is a drug overdose call. every 19 minutes in the united states, someone dies of an accidental overdose. >> this is crazy. not a single solitary one of these people has to die. >> we're used to thinking of it starting here, looking like this. but something happened in this country. and now increasingly, it starts here, in your own home. >> went to sleep, he had no idea this was going to be his last night on earth. >> from misusing perfectly legal prescription drugs. taking a deadly dose. ♪ [ phone
Dec 31, 2012 1:25am EST
is a direct result from mobile technology to share ideas and thoughts. u.n. journalist had no access but it drew attention to issues that would have been quiet that would be more subtle that oftentimes are ignored because of class or race or gender issues that is what gets me most excited. is more confusing to assess information. we still need gatekeeper's but it is more chaotic world as a result. >> host: will "usa today" and "the wall street journal" and the "washington post" be around and me as important? >> guest: yes. i could be wrong but they will not be around in any form that we recognize. i am blessed concerned about that but professional journalist how they operate what organizations to their work for and what form paper or web for television. i am less concerned about that this is the economic model to make sure there is a place for peoples whose job it is that they will be one voice among many. .> host: is that the main >> host: is that the main question your students ask? >> guest: first of all, the reaction i get from undergraduates is, so? the world we describe is the
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am PST
be helpful to rely on other organizations, the planning and the role of u.n. organizations and this is what we try to do not to be on our own in this crisis. >> i see from your website, we're going to show at the end of the segment, doctors without and you, non-profit and you did mention the finances and all of this costs money. how are you funded? >> we're funded primarily by private donors and supports. the reason is to keep our independence and ability to react when we feel the need, we're not seeking funding from governments with who are deeply involved in this crisis. >> uh-huh. >> the u.s. and the french government, we're not asking any money to them and this makes us rely more on individual and private funding. >> and people watching at home can't write a big check, they're not a millionaire, everybody. >> that would be help. everything little bit helps. >> you have been involved with the organization now for how many years? four years you're the executive director. >> yeah. >> and no one years involved? >> you have seen some places? >> yes. i spent half of my car
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
not yet found a fundamental solution to the conflict and now the u.n. general assembly ask expressing serious concern over the latest surge of sectarian violence in the western state. the 193-member world organization adopted the resolution on monday. it urges government action to improve the situation of the minority and to protect all their human rights including their right to nationality. the clash betweenees first erup may. thousands of people have been displaced since june. clashes have become more severe since october when at least 84 people were killed and more than 120 were wounded. many buddhists in mean man view the muslims as illegal aliens from bangladesh. the government does not recognize them as citizens. bangladesh refuses to grant citizenship status. >>> that will wrap up our bulletin for today. >>> artists have tried since 1945 to make sense of the atomic bombings in japan. one of them, the menga comic artist has sadly passed away. he died of lung cancer at 73. he survived hiroshima himself as a child and worked tirelessly to deliver a powerful message for world peac
Dec 25, 2012 2:30pm PST
at the u.n. to russia has put in place the last section of an oil pipeline from eastern siberia to the pacific. that is a link up that is now almost 5,000 kilometers long. >> the massive project is russia's oil fields direct access to key markets in japan, south korea, taiwan, the philippines, and the usa. >> after six years of construction and around 21 billion euros, the pipeline is complete. russia hopes it will be able to expand sales into the u.s. market. it also wants to sell more into southeast asia. the pipeline goes 2,700 kilometers. oil has been flowing from there to china since 2010. now, the final section has been completed. from there, it can be shipped out. until now, the oil was transported along this last leg by train. that had a limited capacity of 15 million barrels of oil per year. the new pipeline can carry three times that amount. it is part of russia's plan to reduce its reliance on europe, which currently buys about 87% of the country's oil exports. during price talks with europe, russia has also -- often said it would seek other buyers and focus more on a
Dec 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
border. -- rebels seizing a town on the turkish border. the fighting continues, but in damascus, u.n. special envoy lakhdar brahimi continues his pursuit for peace. >> we have reason to hope that the meetings will have a positive outcome. we do hope so. >> for now, syrians can only hope for peace. opposition activists say the conflict has now killed more than 45,000 people, most of them civilians. as 2012 draws to a close, no end to the violence in sight. >> in afghanistan, a suicide bomber has killed at least three people at a u.s. military base. >> the man blew up a car packed with explosives. police say at least six others were injured. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, which came just days after a shooting inside police headquarters. the egyptian president has signed into law a controversial new constitution after official confirmation should a clear majority for the document in a referendum. >> morsi is due to address parliament on saturday after appointing 90 members to the senate. >> critics say the new basic law is islamist and undemocratic. >> the opposi
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
it was a test of a ballistic missile technology and was in violation of u.n. security council resolutions. >>> china has opened what it calls the world's longest high speed rail line linking the capital of beijing with guan jo in the south. here's more. >> reporter: the first high-speed train from beijing is about to leave the railway station. many passengers are carrying coats because the temperature in beijing is about 20 degrees centigrade lower than here. the new line stretches nearly 2300 kilometers, including a section already in service. the trip between the two cities will take about eight hours instead of the current 20 1/2 hours. china says it developed the high-speed train line on its own. based on the technology used by japan's train. the launch of the new service expands china's high-speed railway to more than 9300 kilometers. officials plan to extend it to 16,000 kilometers by 2020. the chinese government temporarily suspended construction of high-speed train lines after 40 people died in a two-train collision last year. but it has resumed construction with the aim of helpin
Dec 27, 2012 6:30pm PST
, negotiated a cease- fire with president bashar al assad, but it did not last. u.n. observers sent to monitor the shaky truce had to leave shortly into their mission. kofi annan pose a successor has had little luck. >> diplomatic efforts in syria were half-hearted from the start. the problem is that neither side is interested in negotiating. for the regime and the opposition, it is an all or nothing fight. >> that approach was apparent in aleppo and other syrian cities. the rebels were able to take control of much of syria's largest city. their forces are now better armed and organized, but they have also been gaining growing support from islamist militants. >> we are seeing that foreign- controlled medical groups with islamist aims are well-equipped, well-organized, and they are leading the fight on the ground in some cases. for instance, they have succeeded in capturing surface- to-air missiles from the syrian government, which has spoken of the assad regime's aerial supremacy somewhat. >> government troops have been feeling the pressure and have hit back even harder. there are reports the
Dec 25, 2012 5:30am PST
is to fight until we change this constitution and replace it with another. >> the u.n. has held a memorial service of four russians killed when a helicopter was shot down during a reconnaissance mission. the south sudan said they missed ticket for a sudanese plane. security has been stepped up in nigeria to try to prevent a repeat of the christmas big bombing. it was the second year and a role a group targeted churches. they want to impose law. >> it is asylum christmas for this tephra church. exactly one year ago, when people -- catholic church. exactly one year ago, a suicide bomber killed 44 people, and injured scores of others. the healing process has been slow and difficult. many people have left the community never to return for good terror that i am now talking to a man who was in church -- good. i am not talking to a man who was in church that day. >> people have tried their best, but they're still afraid. the mass was not well-attended. but there is fear. [indiscernible] it is a trust. >> thank you and so much. >> thank you very much. >> there is evidence they're having a hard tim
Dec 27, 2012 5:30am PST
to u.n. agencies, floods and torrential rains destroyed thousands of schools last year. >> i don't want my grandchildren to rely on nature is good will to survive. they need an education so they can lead this land. >> the school is funded by a local charity. the goal is to ensure the children still get a basic education. this 8-year-old wants to become an engineer. he says he wants to build a wall to protect bangladesh from slumps. -- from floods. by the time these children become adults, one-third of bangladesh territory will be permanently flooded. the himalayan glacier a, a source of all major rivers in bangladesh, but because of rising temperatures, those glaciers are melting at an unprecedented rate. this, along with deforestation of the continent, causes the rivers downstream to overflow. as bangladesh is a low-lying delta, on average just 1 meter above sea level, people's homes and livelihoods are being destroyed. under these waters is an entire village. seasonal floods and torrential monsoon rains gradually wiped it off the map. all those old enough to have moved away to find wo
Dec 28, 2012 5:30am PST
air and ground campaign backed by u.n. resolutions to throw occupying iraqi forces out of kuwait. the architect of the military victory was a big man in every sense. a lifelong soldier from an army family, norman schwarzkopf became a household name. >> he was one of those officers that stayed in the military after the vietnam war and helped to rebuild it. pam he was known for his sharp temper but he won praise for his ability to keep the coalition forces working together. his strategy of encircling the iraqi army brought fighting to an end quickly and with few casualties on the u.s.-led side. but attacks on retreating iraqi units led to criticism of his leadership, as did the decision to allow the defeated iraqi military to fly armed helicopters within its borders. they were subsequently used to put down kurdish and shi'ite uprisings which could have brought down the iraqi -- like other famous generals, he largely stayed out of politics. 12 years after the end of the gulf war and the military campaign he led, u.s. forces went back to iraq to force saddam hussein from power. al ja
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 218 (some duplicates have been removed)